As mobile devices become more widespread, they can provide opportunities for collecting data on human behavior – this naturally raises concerns about privacy. Accordingly, we need to safeguard individual privacy while exploring potential of CDR data in an ethical manner. This blog provides an insight into the background of ethical use of CDR data.
Maps are crucial to the development of a country. But often in the emerging world they don’t exist. In Tanzania this gap is being bridged through communities coming together and mapping their own communities. This is done through the Ramani Huria community mapping project – an ongoing project that supports communities to become more resilient to floods. In doing so, a lot of map data is created for the whole city as free and open data, so it can be used by anyone.